Canada Digital Adoption Program Spending Plan
As part of your micro-grant application, you must provide a spending plan, including expected purchases and how they support your e-commerce strategy.
Before submitting your plan, please take a look at the eligible and ineligible costs below. Please note that the program deliverer has the final authority to determine whether your planned expenses will be approved.
Please note that all eligible costs in your proposed spending plan must be directly related to implementing or improving your business’s eCommerce strategy. Anything that is not tied directly to selling products or services online will be ineligible.
- Costs related to the implementation or improvement of a digital e-commerce plan (e.g. online reservation/booking tools, online ordering systems, electronic payments)
- Costs related to website search optimization
- Costs related to the installation of an e-commerce platform (including subscription fees/costs)
- Costs of back-office solutions to support an e-commerce strategy
- Costs of social media advertising related to a new or improved e-commerce plan
- Costs related to the creation of customer databases
- Upgrading an existing e-commerce site to include added functionality (e.g., new plugins or features)
- Hiring a consultant/agency to assist in the implementation or improvement of a digital e-commerce plan
- Costs of connectivity
- Costs related to the shipping of goods purchased through the e-commerce platform
- Purchases made prior to grant approval
- Office Software (e.g., Microsoft Office, iWork, Google Workspace, etc.)
- Digital services such as domain name
- Renewal of existing eCommerce subscriptions
- Signage and printing
- Logo design and branding
- Equipment/Hardware such as iPads, computers, cell phones unrelated to an ecommerce strategy and above 20% of total claim
- Employee salaries or other employee compensation
- Consulting fees for submission of CDAP application or any costs not related to the acquisition or set up of technology solution